C00162 "Unravel/target the Potemkin villages"

Tactic stage: TA15

Metatechnique: M013

Summary: Kremlin’s narrative spin extends through constellations of “civil society” organizations, political parties, churches, and other actors. Moscow leverages think tanks, human rights groups, election observers, Eurasianist integration groups, and orthodox groups. A collection of Russian civil society organizations, such as the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation, together receive at least US$100 million per year, in addition to government-organized nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), at least 150 of which are funded by Russian presidential grants totaling US$70 million per year.

Counters techniques:

T0002 Facilitate State Propaganda
T0003 Leverage Existing Narratives
T0004 Develop Competing Narratives
T0010 Cultivate ignorant agents
T0022 Leverage Conspiracy Theory Narratives